April is NC Beer Month – Drink Local!

Lone Rider Brewing Co.

LoneRider ~ Raleigh, NC

Did you know the Triangle has almost 30 local breweries & brewpubs? Well April is North Carolina Beer Month and that gives you the perfect excuse to go out and explore some of them. There are also TONS of NC beer month events planned throughout the Triangle over the next few weeks. Everything from special cask tastings to featured beer pairings and dinners. To see the full calendar of events visit http://www.ncbeermonth.com.

Big Boss Beer

Big Boss ~ Raleigh, NC

In addition to official NC Beer Month activities there are several upcoming beer events that have caught my eye. Listed below are some of my top beer event picks for the end of March and April:

Raleigh Beer Guide Launch Party – March 27th
Beer Guide party at Tyler’s Taproom in Raleigh featuring drafts from ALL 16 Wake County breweries. Fun starts at 5pm. (info)

White Street “Koschei the Deathless” Bottle Release – March 28th
Their first bottle release as part of their new “Back Alley Series”. This Russian imperial stout is aged in bourbon barrels and bottled in 750ML cork & caged bottles at 13% ABV. Bottle sales begin at 2pm in the taproom ($13.99 each). Samples available for $2. (info)

LoneRider Showdown – March 29th
LoneRider is taking over Blount Street for another evening of great music, food and of course a ton of great beer. Ticketed Event (info)

Cask on Fools – April 1st
Casks on Fools is the kick off party in Wake County for North Carolina Beer Month! 15 casks from 15 Wake County Breweries will be participating. All local beer, all in one place! Starts at 3pm. (info)

World Beer Festival in Raleigh – April 5th
A chance to sample over 250 craft and specialty beers from around the world. Held in downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square. Ticketed Event (info)

Brewgaloo – April 26th
Local craft beer festival in downtown Raleigh’ City Plaza presented by Shop Local Raleigh featuring local craft beer, food trucks, and live music. Beer sold by the pint or 3 oz. tastings. (info)

Fullsteam Brewery Durham

Fullsteam Brewery ~ Durham, NC

List of Triangle Breweries
As I mentioned above there are currently just under 30 breweries & brewpubs in the Triangle and a few more are currently in the works. Below is a list of Triangle breweries currently operating in Wake, Durham, Orange, and Johnston County. Many breweries offer tours and hold special events each month. Check their websites for more details.

Wake County
Aviator
Big Boss
Boylan Bridge
Bombshell Beer
Carolina Brewing Co.
Crank Arm
Fortnight
Gizmo BrewWorks
Hosanna
LoneRider
Lynwood Brewing
Natty Greene’s
Raleigh Brewing
Sub Noir
Trophy
White Street

Durham County
Bull City Burger & Brewery
Fullsteam
Ponysaurus
Triangle Brewing Co.

Orange County
Bear Creek Brews
Carolina Brewery
Mystery Brewing
Star Point
Steel String
Top of the Hill

Johnston County
Deep River Brewing
Double Barely
White Rabbit

Coming Soon!
Brueprint – Apex
Draft Line Brewing – Fuquay
Nicklepoint Brewery – Raleigh
Neuse River Brewing – Raleigh
Storm Clouds Brewing – Raleigh

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8 responses to “April is NC Beer Month – Drink Local!

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  2. Scott

    You forgot Fortnight Brewing Company. Now open in Cary off of Maynard.

  3. Scott – You had me worried for a second. Fortnight is already on the list. I have them listed right after Crank Arm. Thanks though and thanks for checking out the site! 🙂

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